For these school holidays we went to Springbrook National Park. We have been there before and love it! The park is situated on the Gold Coast Hinterland and the view is worth the drive down there from Brisbane.
The track that we like to take as a family is around 4km long. It is a lovely walk with lush forest paths that take you to a wonderful waterfall view halfway through the track. You basically follow the path down to the bottom of the waterfall and then back up to the top of it.
We even dragged poor Eli along who recently broke his collarbone and he was able to walk the path easily and keep up even though he is not himself right now!
On this trip to Springbrook National Park a group of us decided to run the track. I have several children who like to run so I took off with the three of them and tried my best to keep up!
Nathan who is a great runner and way faster than me was hilarious. He would run on ahead and then when we caught up to where he was waiting for us we would hear a quiet, 'Hello Mum' and then we would look around to try to find where he was.
It kind of turned into a game of 'Where is Nathan?'...The only problem I had with this game was that I would have a mini heart attack every time I saw where he was hiding because he often climbed up really high or was perched out on a tree branch that to my Mum mind was dangerous!
The longer we ran on the less I wanted to find out where he was hiding!
Gah! Teenagers! Below are some examples of places I found him...
Nathan even hiked all the way under the waterfall for me and took a picture. I appreciate his fun and adventure and thankfully the younger children were not too keen on being as adventurous as he was!
Getting out of the house and taking a hike always ends up a great family adventure for us. We are always on the lookout for new places to explore and love that we have such beautiful National Parks here in Australia to enjoy.